Pre-qualification, Pre-approval, and Loan Commitment: What’s the Difference?

You’ve finally decided to take the plunge into homeownership, but finding out where to begin can be difficult. Here at Mortgage Specialists, we advise that you seek out a lender

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Money Needed To Buy A Home

When we speak with first-time home buyers, we’re often met with surprise when outlining the amount of money needed to buy. Many clients come to us knowing about the down

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Home Ownership After Divorce

Deciding whether or not to purchase a home after a divorce is a tricky decision for most. We’ve found that when it comes to homeownership after divorce, many of our

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Refinance to Drop Private Mortgage Insurance

With interest rates hovering near all-time lows for most of 2021, we’ve been receiving a lot of refinancing questions. Refinancing your mortgage is a great option in many situations, including

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5 Pre-Approval Mistakes To Avoid

You’re pre-approved for a loan – congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step to purchasing your new home. While a pre-approval shows that your lender could provide you with a

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Three Reasons To Get Pre-Approved Early

One of the questions we’ve been getting asked lately is when to get a mortgage pre-approval in Omaha. Generally, it’s best to get pre-approved before you begin looking at homes.

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4 Common Home Buying Mistakes

Here at Mortgage Specialists, we love the educational aspect of our jobs. In fact, it’s one of our core values! We enjoy being able to help educate our clients, REALTORS®,

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Benefits Of Choosing A Local Lender

One of the best things a home buyer can do is shop around for loans. Doing so will help you to be the most informed buyer, and ensure you’re getting

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Can I Borrow More Than the House Is Worth?

Can I borrow more than the house is worth? If I’m pre-approved for up to a $200,000 loan and the house I want to purchase is only $150,000, can I

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Questions to Consider Before Buying in a Competitive Housing Market

We’re sure everyone has heard by now – Omaha has a very competitive housing market right now. And it’s not just Omaha, the entire country is experiencing a more competitive

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